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7 May 2015

Stories from 7 May 2015

The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media

A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.

Did a Journalist Save a Chechen Teenager from Marrying a 57-Year-Old Police Captain? No.

Last week, we reported that a journalist had succeeded in preventing a Chechen teenager from being married against her will. It now appears the marriage will go through, after all.

A Ugandan Mayor Has 2 National ID Cards. That Doesn't Bode Well for Elections

The identify cards will be used for the general elections in 2016. The mayor says he somehow managed to get two different IDs.

Tajikistan: Pristine Nature and the Echo of History

Some people do not even know Tajikistan exists. They are missing out.

Macedonian Women Form Human Shield Around Police to Keep Protests Peaceful

The women were participating in a second day of protests demanding justice after leaked recordings seemed to show officials tried to cover up a 2011 murder by a police officer.

Your Post-Election Guide to Cashing in on Nigeria's Oil Wealth

Mother Regains Custody of Child Following Social Media Pressure in Ecuador

Whooping Cough Epidemic Looms Over Nanti Children in Peru

Initiative Helps Children With Autism Through Surfing

How a Schoolboy ‘Son’ of Tajikistan's President Extracted a Massive Bribe from a Citizen

"I bet that he is the scion of some other official, because we could never afford to educate our children at this school."

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